Tag: Operation Freedom’s Sentinel

USMC F-35B conducts first combat strikes in Afghanistan
During this mission the F-35B conducted an air strike in support of ground clearance operations, and the strike was deemed successful by the ground force commander The Marine Corps F-35B, Lightning II, conducted its first combat strikes in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel in Afghanistan, Sep. 27. According to the News Release, during...
F-16 driver hits 1,000 combat hours milestone
 "Mach" flew all of his combat hours with the 77th EFS and no other pilot has ever done that An F-16 pilot assigned to the 77th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron (EFS) clocked 1,000 hours in combat on Feb. 28 during a mission in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Afghanistan. “I believe there are roughly six F-16 pilots under the rank of...